Here she is – in all her Home Service glory. 60 minutes of disco, house, camp banter and more disco. Tracks by Late Nite Tuff Guy, Chez Moon, Pet Shop Boys, Moullinex, The Reflex, Tomson, Eddie Leader & Chez Damier, MAW, Omar S, Bress Underground and Sandy Turnbull. Regalness by Queen Josephine. Giggles about Shag Edits by Wildblood.
Since those I first heard West End Girls the Pet Shop Boys had me hooked. I’ve followed their every sonic adventure as I gave them my Heart because Love Comes Quickly when you are Domino Dancing with queer electro pop’s finest stars. And so when the news broke that my favourite kooky hat electronic duo were headlining at my favourite UK Pride event I knew there was no chance of my summer Being Boring. Yep the band who’s lyrics are Always On My Mind (I could go on doing this title thing forever – some many great tunes so many Opportunities!) I knew I’d not be asking What Have I Done To Deserve This. I just knew Brighton Pride 2017 was gonna be Super. Naturally. Actually.
The Pet Shop Boys headline Brighton Pride Festival in Preston Park on Saturday the 5th August 2017. Don’t succomb to Jealousy. Grab your First Release Tickets here.
As we get used to seeing that big yellow thing in the sky they call the sun, things are heating up and the tunes are getting hot.
First up is the glorious melodic house of Kim Brown and Wisdom Is A Dance on Just Another Beat. Beguiling, beautiful and highly addictive, this collection of glistening chords and subtle strings will see you right. As will the effortless brilliance of Rodion’s Generator on Nein Records with its wonderful electronica, the understated dub that is AMJ Meets RSD’s Sky Blue Love on Astar Artes Recordings and the cool of Chris Coco’s How To Disappear Completely on Disappear. The Balearic master returns and it is perfection.
If you want your house jumping then it has to be the Miami 2016 Sampler from Knee Deep In Sound. Thunderous indeed. Other wonders destined to keep your tail wagging this month include the hypnotic house and techno of Permanent Vacation: Selected Label Works 5 on Permanent Vacation, the genius of Al Dobson Jr. and his epic Rye Lane Vol. II & III on Rhythm Section and the delights of Guts’ Eternal on Heavenly Sweetness with its fine distribution of funk, soul, rap, Cuban, African and Russian sounds.
As for our must-plays this month? First grab yourself our Home Service favourite Casino Times and their exquisite debut Familiar Choices on WOLF Music, then head Tom Ellis’ way to indulge some soul absorbing grooves from his From the Cabin Above the Clouds, released on Brighton’s very own Black Key Records. Finally get up a sweat of the cool kind with Matthias Meyer and his compilation Watergate 20 on Watergate. Passionate house and techno you’ll fall for within one play. Enjoy.
Wildblood & Queenie’s April Wonders
Medlar ft. Ishmael Juno EP (Original mix) Riverette Somewhere perfect between house and techno Medlar brilliance lies.
Violet x Elles feat. A.M.O.R., Alinka, Coco Solid, Debonair & Nightwave So Let It Be House Westbrook Records IWD Click here to buy
in.deed 20 Miles Kittball Taken from the divine Rocknroll EP and set to make your heart race.
Justin Ballard ft. Jae Jefferson Celador Chromoza Records Naughty, dark and absolutely delicious house.
Bontan Rewind (Ralph Lawson Remix) MadTech Indulge in some bass heavy heaven with this bouncy 4×4 adventure
Morrison Freedom Alfresco Disco Afro-house that will have you jumping all night long.
Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Face The Truth Crosstown Rebels The class pair returns with a slice of dark beauty.
David Morales pres. The Red Zone Project Vol.1 Don’t Go ReKids House of the heady kind destined to destroy the dancefloor.
Pet Shop Boys The Pop Kids (MK Dub) x2 Records Pop maestros get the master MK remix touch and its too, too good.
Ben Sims pres. Ron Bacardi Need Somebody Hardgroove A relentless groove worthy of your wiggle.